West Branch Trail
ElevationAscent: 27' 8 m
Descent: -172' -52 m
High: 1,501' 458 m
Low: 1,330' 405 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
“A fun out-and-back to the northernmost point in the preserve.”— M Swank
From Late March through April, controlled burns may be scheduled and some trails will be closed during burning operations. In addition, from April through July, you may encounter cattle in all pastures except Windmill. While these steers (not bulls) can be quite curious, they are not dangerous and pose no threat to hikers. Wherever you encounter a cattle guard, look for a gate off to the side for you to use. Please ensure that the gates are closed behind you.
Most trail junctions are marked with hunks of stone with a marbled map on top. Very helpful!
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Land Manager: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve